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Blues guitar virtuoso David Gogo will be performing this Saturday (Dec. 6) at In The Beantime Café.

Blues guitar virtuoso David Gogo will be performing this Saturday (Dec. 6) at In The Beantime Café.

Gogo has amassed a worldwide fanbase and an impressive list of accomplishments over the years.

He has earned four Juno Award nominations, the 2012 Western Canadian Music Award for Blues Recording of the Year and the CBC Saturday Night Blues’ Great Canadian Blues Award for a lifetime contribution to the blues in Canada and has twice been named Maple Blues Guitarist of the Year.

Gogo has released 13 albums to date and has been a guest on a number of recordings.

He’ll be performing solo when he comes to Ladysmith, and tickets are $35 for dinner and the show or $20 for the show only. Dinner begins at 6 p.m.

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This Sunday night (Dec. 7), local churches will present the 28th annual Christmas Festival of Choirs at Bethel Tabernacle in Ladysmith.

The music begins at 6:30 p.m., and donations for the Christmas Cheer Fund will be accepted.

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The Chemainus Secondary School (CSS) dance class is hosting a dance showcase two nights next week.

The dancers will be performing Wednesday, Dec. 10 and Thursday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at the school. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors or $20 for a family of four (two adults and two students/seniors).

Tickets can be purchased at the CSS front office or at the door.

During the dance showcases, there will be a raffle, as well as a bake sale, and audience members will have a chance to win a door prize each night.